Protecting Students from Common Legal Issues in Education


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Which of the following laws gives disabled children the right to a free appropriate public education?

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1. In Lau v. Nichols, why did the court find that Lau wasn't getting the same education as his peers?

2. Which of the following bases for discrimination is NOT prohibited by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To ensure all children receive equal opportunities for education, there are many laws in place that prevent discrimination. This quiz/worksheet combo will check your knowledge of many of these laws and ask you to identify what rights they protect.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will quiz you on the following:

  • Which law helps disabled children receive a public education
  • Why the court believed Lau was not getting treated fairly
  • The bases for discrimination not covered by Title VI
  • Which law covers sexual harassment
  • The rights not protected by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on laws that protect public school students
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Lau v. Nichols
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what rights are protected for students

Additional Learning

Further your learning on students' rights by reviewing the lesson called Protecting Students from Common Legal Issues in Education. This lesson discusses the following:

  • How parents and schools work together to ensure disabled students receive an education
  • What reasonable accommodations mean in reference to the rights of students
  • The exception to where Title IX applies